college of visual arts and design


Some early character sketches for Nastenka, the older stepsister, and the Beast. Part of my beauty and the beast redid design project for school- this is based in old Russia and is called, “The Scarlet Flower”.

Movies are my very favorite thing in the entire world and 2016 had some pretty good ones. With the Oscars literally around the corner, I thought it would be awesome to share with you guys my top 5 absolute favorite pictures of last year. I’ll be rolling out each one day by day until Sunday’s festivities. There’s some big movies and some little ones you probably have never heard of. So if you haven’t seen something on the list, I highly recommend you take the time to celebrate last year’s magnificent treasures.

college jungkook
  • before college, jungkook played around with a lot of design software and photoshop and illustrator became his favorites bc all of the things he could do like making vectors and drawing and etc.
  • at first, he was like yeah i’m gonna major in visual arts bc graphic design but later developed a fear that he may not be able to lead the kind of lifestyle he wanted or get a really good job but like of course you can
  • so to be safe, he decided to major in informatics with a concentration in media technology which kinda combines a lot of the things he enjoys so jungkook decided that was the major for him
  • minors in visual arts bc it was highly recommended for informatics + media technology majors which is like an additional 21 credit hours (7 classes) plus 6 more (2 classes) when his major already requires about 30 credit hours per semester
  • but the good thing is that he was able to pick the 2 classes and he chose intro to printmaking and digital photography and the older boys helped him with scheduling and told him when and where to get textbooks and scantrons
  • yeah so like this bunny was so excited before the 1st week of classes bc his schedule looked great and he had like an hour between each of his classes but the bad thing was that he and the others somehow forgot to check the time for his precalculus algebra & trig class and it’at 8AM on like mwf
  • which sucks bc as soon as this kid was done with his assignments (or about 75% bc he procrastinated) he’d play video games up until like midnight
  • also watching anime with the other members of the anime club
  • okay so you know how taehyung, jimin, and hoseok all work at that restaurant mentioned in tae’s? well not hoseok bc he graduated but yeah jungkook usually passed out there even though it’s farther than the dorms
  • like as soon as he was done with his afternoon classes he’d just show up at the restaurant and jimin would find him at a table near the back, drooling on a menu but good thing they were laminated
  • so they’d have to wake him up and walk him to the dorms he’d be so disoriented like he was going on about his calc class and how much he dislikes his the writing class he has to take and the kid was just really stressed out
  • but it gets better during his 2nd semester bc he didn’t schedule any 8AM classes which meant more sleep and this kid loves sleep like a lot which is important in college and it just seems like can you never get enough
  • he’s definitely the type to have a skateboard or bike and he’d just listen to his music on his way to class. sometimes he’d be seen racing taehyung on their way to the little restaurant bc it’s like their hangout
  • okay so there’s track tryouts during the spring semester and he was kinda shy about trying out but with the right amount of nudging from tae and jimin he eventually tried out and made the team
  • also joins a dance team/club that post dance covers on youtube and create choreo and jungkook was very excited bc he was in his element
  • now even though he’s good at a lot of things, most people had no idea that he could sing but you did
  • one night there was a meeting for the anime club in one of the rooms in the auditorium which was just the members catching up on anime
  • and you were there but not in the same room bc you volunteered to help clean for the guest lecture the next day and you’d occasionally hear shouting which was the anime club and just kinda shrug it off
  • yeah so the club meeting ended and jungkook kinda stayed behind to sing bc he thought no one was on that side of the auditorium but you were and you heard someone singing and it sounded really nice
  • and you just continued to clean but you had to check all of the rooms to make sure they were in good condition and the last room you checked happened to be the one jungkook was in and he was just froze in place when the door opened
  • you apologized and he was like “nah it’s cool” and you explained what you were doing and he;s like ah okay well gotta go and he was so red and scurried out so fast that you weren’t able to compliment him on his singing
  • so a few days went by and jungkook didn’t really think anything of your encounter and that’s probably bc he was so busy with his classes and track meets that jimin and taehyung weren’t surprised to find him passed out at the restaurant almost every day
  • you happened to visit the restaurant every now and then and the one day that you went you find jungkook passed out at like the only available table and you were kinda !! bc you didn’t want to make him uncomfortable
  • and jimin was like “are you sure you wanna see here? i think his drool is gonna reach your end of the table soon” and you were like “it’s okay” but you were kinda screaming on the inside bc what if he wakes up but then jimin assured you that he wouldn’t
  • so you just kinda sat there and ate while jungkook snored and occasionally talked in his sleep and then he jolted up when taehyung placed a burger in front of him and he kinda stared at you for a second
  • he thanked taehyung and the two of you ate in silence before you told him that you liked his voice and he slowly came out of his shell after that and exchanged numbers
  • the two of you started out as best friends bc you were both in the same writing class and bonded over anime and video games and he showed you some of his graphics and he’s really good like they’re very distinguishable from any other graphic designs you had seen
  • some nights the two of you would go bowling and see who could eat the most slices of pizza and jungkook would regret it the next day bc of track practice
  • he shyly invited you to one of his meets and he was so surprised when you said yes but he was happy to have you cheer for him in the stands and then a bunny smile appears and it’s so cute
  • he had an assignment in his digital photography class where he was asked to photograph things that he saw daily that made him feel some sense of happiness and he asked you and the rest of bangtan if he could take the pictures and it was cool
  • and he edited them and they came out really nice even though he almost blurred the boys’ faces and kept yours as the main focus
  • but that’s okay bc he also had an assignment in his graphic design fundamentals class but he had more creative freedom so he drew a silhouette of someone which was actually you and added different geometric shapes in different colors to contrast with this b&w of the silhouette
  • and he added little quotes here and there that were actual things you said and the end product is kinda minimalistic with a lot of negative space but he left room for viewers to interpret the focus as they pleased. like it was almost interactive like is the focus the shapes, quotes, or the silhouette? which kinda added depth to the piece in a way
  • he got a’s on both assignments and a chance for them to be featured in the campus art gallery for a month but he turned it down bc the pieces were kinda personal and he wanted to be the one to show you the graphic he created
  • so he went to your dorm room one afternoon, laptop clasped in his hands and showed you and you thought it was amazing and the quotes kinda made you realize that the silhouette was you
  • and you found yourself pulling him into a hug and before either of you knew it, you kissed and it was short and sweet and left both of you stuttering apologies but then jungkook got this bout of confidence and kissed you again
  • not long after that the two of you were officially a thing and taehyung called you over to the restaurant bc he baked a cake to celebrate and you and jungkook are blushing like crazy bc it’s kinda over the top but you could tell that taehyung and jimin were genuinely happy for you
  • some days you’d see jungkook riding his bike from class and he’d always stop to ask how your day was going and if he couldn’t he’d definitely made sure to text you as he was running up 5 flights of stairs and the text actually said something like dhwoieh kjeod but then he’d text you again with a message you could understand
  • you’d be the first person he showed any of his graphics to and the model in any of the photographs he’d take
  • the two of you still went bowling but it was officially called dates where he’d walk you back to your dorm with your hand in his and maybe kiss you goodnight if his heart could take it
  • also, dates at the restaurant and taehyung and jimin filming your entire date and cooing at the two of you like proud parents and send it to the rest of bangtan
  • college jungkook is just a very sweet, multi-talented kid who likes eating pizza and watching anime with his best friends and of course you

Hi guys! Sorry for being so inactive lately, but this semester I have been working on my senior thesis. For this final project I decided to do my own rendition of the folk tale, Hansel & Gretel, but as imagined as an animated film! I will be uploading some more stuff in the coming days, but this is the bulk of it :) Enjoy!

The Principles of Design by @shipsxahoy

Summary: Emma Swan is a painting major with no business being in a Graphic Design class. Good thing her TA, Killian Jones is here to help her out.

Fanfics that deserve to be movies [22/?] [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,16,17,18, 19, 20, 21, 23]

note: Happy Birthday Bianca! your edit work is marvellous, especially the lyric themed gifsets, so writing about creating art is a success too. You blend effortlessly two contrasing techniques, both of which are difficult to master, Photoshop more so, with banter, flirting and you show your own talent in the process. We’re happy to have you in the fandom

anonymous asked:

what are you going to school for?? i have no interest in college myself but i think its great that youre going!!

My major is Visual Arts in th Fine Arts department, n its not exactly what I’m trying t go for but my community college doesnt offer character design and concept art classes or majors
But thats what I wanna be, I wanna design characters for video games or cartoons or movies !


New video!

In which we explore a few of Minnesota’s many fantastic art offerings. Let’s take a trip through the Twin Cities!

Featuring the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Soo Visual Art Center, Soap Factory, Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College, Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Hotel, and Walker Art Center.


1. Have you completed formal art studies, or are you self­taught and what motivated you to work in the art world?

  I studied by myself. My major was visual design. I received training for about half a year to enter a College of Design. When I was in university, I spent most of my time for graphic design more than illustration. I was more interested in cartoons and animation so I was greatly influenced by drawing cartoons on my notebooks as a habit ever since my childhood.  When I design works, I usually get stimulated by films and cartoons. I also get inspired by many other works of digital artists. I believe that there are things that can be gained anywhere by coincidence since there are many mediums. While watching movies, I suddenly get reminded of scenes that I want to draw or get ideas from pictures in magazines.

2. How would you describe your style and how you developed it?

I have not decided on a direction about my style. Yet, my distinct color slowly came out when I continuously drew. Additionally, it makes me think about how I can make the drawings seem more attractive. Usually, I observe the works of other artists and think about why a particular drawing delivers a specific impression. When I start on a work, I only think about the image that I want to express and try to only draw with my imagination as much as possible. Then, time passes and my distinct style automatically follows.

3. How did you start illustrating for games?

I used to display cg trailers of games at a game company. Back at the time, I came up with conti or used a software program called Maya for modeling and design of animation. It was because I had a bigger desire to create animation. I did not completely stop my ambition about drawing but since 5 years ago, I decided that I only want to draw. It is because animation requires joint-operation, long operation time, and I thought that I might be able to focus more on personal expression regardless of studying the tool. This work approached me as more interesting so I became a full-time illustrator.

4. could you tell us a little about your work in NC Soft?

Back at the time, I was the director of cg movie trailers, not an illustrator. I usually produced cg animations that were 2 to 3 minutes long. I produced about 6-7 game movies. I came up with the conti, produced the animatics, executed the graphics display, and did the final editing. Since we worked in a small team, I personally carried out the modeling and animation.

5. How many years have you been drawing professionally and what has been your greatest satisfaction in that time?

It has been 5 years since I worked as a professional illustrator. Before then, I did draw but due to my 3D duties, there was not enough time so I mostly worked on croquis sketches or conti drawings. When I draw, I gain the biggest satisfaction when the results are satisfying and worth all the practice. Also, it was most enjoyable that I could freely express what I wanted to portray. I also found great joy about the fact that other people were willing to view my drawings.

6. What software and tools you use most?

I use Photoshop the most. Currently, I do not use any other tools.

7. What do you like to draw and what not?

I usually draw female characters and monsters. Additionally, I like fusing traditional armor suit or wear with sf. There is nothing that I particularly prefer but if the work only consists of the background, then it makes me feel slightly bored. I certainly have a preference for characters.

8. Is there anything else you want to add? A few words for the readers of Dibujarte or another artists, maybe?

Thank you for taking the time to appreciate my works. I believe I can continue drawing due to the pleasure I gain by having others enjoy my works. Additionally, I am grateful to other artists who always provide inspiration. 


Artists in Action!

Meet Sarah Marino, a Background Painter on Shimmer and Shine! We sat down with her to talk about her career, what inspires her, and (of course) Kenan and Kel.

Read on to learn more about this wonderful artist!

1)    What is your role here at NAS? How long have you worked here?
I’m currently a Background Painter on the Nick Jr. show Shimmer and Shine. I just had my two year work-iversary in February!

2)    How did you get started in Animation?
After graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2009, I relocated to Dallas, Texas, where I freelanced for the commercial division at Reel FX.  After freelancing for a year, I started full-time as a production assistant in February of 2011 on the Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas special. I then worked as a production coordinator on the “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem” ride before I was promoted in April 2012 to a visual development artist on Reel FX’s second feature, The Book of Life. I had the wonderful opportunity to come out to LA and start at Nickelodeon in 2014, and it’s just been amazing. A lot of hard work, persistence, and networking helped get me to where I am today!

3)    What is your day-to-day like? Any interesting routines?
Come in, eat breakfast, check emails, queue up my Hulu, Netflix and YouTube shows, then get to work! No two days are exactly the same at my job, as I’m constantly painting fun new environments and characters drawn by the design team. Our world of Shimmer and Shine is growing, and I can’t wait for everyone to see Season 2!

As for unique routines, every morning while I’m getting ready for work, I listen to the Diane Rehm show on NPR. It helps keep me informed on what’s going on in the world outside of my happy animation bubble! During the work day, I always try to take an afternoon walk around Downtown Burbank – I get a little sun (vitamin D is necessary, people!) and it’s a great time to catch up with coworkers.

4)    What continues to motivate you to be an artist and work in animation?
Telling stories that resonate with people of all ages.  Knowing that what you’re doing matters, even if it is just a silly cartoon to some, because for others it makes a world of difference.

5)    What are your favorite parts of the job?
My coworkers! Nickelodeon really has the most wonderful, talented, and fun people in the entire industry! That, and getting to tell stories for a living. Could anything be more awesome?

6)    Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career?
Speaking on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con last summer was definitely a career highlight! I loved getting to share my story with people, and how there are careers out there that will totally embrace you and your weirdness. And even though I’ve now had several credits in both TV and film, the feeling you get when you see your name on the screen is just as awesome as the very first time you saw it. I always make sure to sit through the credits of anything I watch – so many people work so hard to entertain us and I love to acknowledge them in my own way.

7)    What/who inspires you?
I’m inspired by so many things! From movies to anime, books to music – I am a nerd through and through (and I’ve got the action figure collection to prove it)! As for artists and creators who’ve inspired me:

Naoko Takeuchi, Hayao Miyazaki, JK Rowling, Annette Marnat, Pascal Campion, Yoshitaka Amano, Erwin Madrid, Studio Trigger, Chris Appelhans, Mary GrandPre, Loish, Tadahiro Uesugi, Edmond Kiraz, Tetsuya Nomura, John Singer Sargent, Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino, Kazu Kibuishi, Lisa Keene, Eyvind Earle, Paul Lasaine… and SO many more!

8)    What is your advice for aspiring artists or people interested in entering animation?
Work hard and be humble! Having a great portfolio is a way to get noticed, but being a great person is the way to get hired! Social media and networking are so very important. Don’t be afraid to put your work out there!

9)    Who was your mentor and what advice did they give you that inspired you to continue pursuing your dreams/career goals? Advice you’ve give to aspiring artists in the industry?
I’ve had so many kind, generous, and talented people help me along the way; from my parents, to my teachers, to my friends and coworkers. It’s hard to pinpoint just one person. I think that’s really important – find people you trust, that are honest with you and rooting for you, that will be there through the good times and the bad. I wouldn’t be who I am without my support network and I’m eternally grateful to everyone who has helped me get where I am today.

10)  What are your favorite hobbies?
Drawing, playing video games, watching cartoons, cosplay… not much has changed over the years!

11)  What is one of the most challenging aspects of your job?
Choosing which glitter brush is most appropriate for the occasion.

12)  What is your Spirit Animal?
Ilana from Broad City...

13)  Favorite Nickelodeon Show?
Doug and Avatar!

14)  Favorite Nickelodeon Quote or Catch Phase?
“Who loves orange soda? KEL LOVES ORANGE SODA.”

(I asked my sister what she thought of my choice, and she said: “I think that is your favorite quote. At least it def was in 1998.” Sister approved.)

15)  Favorite Snack?
Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus.

Follow Sarah to see all of her amazing work: 

Tumblr: @sarahmarino
Twitter: @sarahmarino 

hello studyblr my names Amber and I’m 18 years old! I just graduated high school in June and I’m now a college freshman. I never studied in high school, so I created this blog in hopes that I’ll begin and continue to study and to give me motivation and ideas!

 If you haven’t noticed, I love fish!! I’ve always had such a passion for animals. I plan to major in Biology with a marine concentration (marine biology/science, aquatic sciences, etc). I enjoy visual arts, photography, graphic design, cosmetics and food. My favorite subjects are math and sciences.

 I don’t start classes until August 30th so I won’t have very many original posts until then. 

some amazing blogs that inspired me are:













I’m very excited to have joined the studyblr community and hope to meet lots of people who are passionate about studying and doing what they love!

The Principles of Design | Ch. 2

Prompt: I’m a traditional painter who has to take a basic Photoshop class, you’re a graphic design major sitting next to me and getting sucked into helping me out because Im so shitty at this

A/N: Thank you to @spartanguard for the beta. <3

Rating: T; Word Count: ~3100; Reviews are welcome!
Also posted: | ao3 

Chapter 2: Repetition

Repetition: Repeat visual elements to create strong unity.

When Belle began to very noisily pack up her stuff, Killian and Emma took that as a hint that the computer lab was closing for the day. Emma groaned in frustration. She was able to figure out some of the tools in the program with Killian’s encouragement, but she was nowhere near where she wanted to be, and what she’s created still looked like crap. She just couldn’t connect with the assignment, and that was the worst part. Emma liked to think of herself as a problem solver; a do-er. She imagined taking this project and kicking its (and, by proxy, Gold’s) ass. However, she couldn’t think of a single object to focus on, and with not having much to call her own, it was as if Gold was setting her up to fail.

Emma packed her bag in resignation, trying to come with a solution. I suppose I could always come back early in the morning, and wait for Belle to open the lab up, she mused. Despite the fact that she could spend $200 on painting supplies without blinking, Emma balked at the prices that Adobe ran with these days. $20 a month for Photoshop could go to something more productive, like Netflix and onion rings. Besides, Emma would need a laptop that wasn’t on it’s last leg in order for the program to be any good to her.  She stretched and absentmindedly reached for the top of her head and released her pale waves that were held up in a bun. As she shook her hair loose, she felt a pair of eyes staring at her. Her eyes met his, and she caught a fleeting look in his electric stare before he diverted his attention back to his screen.  Killian quickly recovered and scratched his ear nervously before asking,“So, Swan. How about a drink?”

Killian stretched as he stood up. Emma tried prying her eyes away from the stretch of skin that was revealed as he did so, subconsciously licking her lips. She shook her head.

“Oh no, Jones. This is not a thing.” She gestured between them with her sketchbook and continued to shove it into her bag. “Thanks for the help and all… but I just don’t do relationships.”

Killian chuckled and shook his head. “Calm down, Swan; it’s just coffee. I’m not asking for dinner… unless…” He quirked an eyebrow.

“Oh no, no. Fine, only because you helped me out. But you’re buying.” Emma smirked, as she slung her bag over her shoulder, and walked out, Killian rushing to keep up.

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This picture-less art history textbook isn’t the avant-garde brainchild of some enterprising textbook author, since, as usual, imagination and education just don’t mix. The book, titled Global Visual And Material Culture: Prehistory To 1800, is lacking in visuals for a far more pragmatic reason: money. According to the publishers, if they secured the rights for all the images they wished to use, the book would’ve cost around $630. Which is pretty bad, considering that not only is the textbook mandatory for students at the Ontario College Of Art And Design, it’s also used for only one semester. It essentially turns into glossy toilet paper after that.

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